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Wilderness by Roddy Doyle
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Sep 25, 2007

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Read in September, 2007

This was supposed to be a story of how families that have drifted apart can come back together, especially if propelled by tragic events, but I thought it was a little clumsy. The chapters flip back and forth between the two sets of children from one family; one line is about a rebellious teenage daughter who feels alienated from her fathers new family, and how she is reconnected with her real mother. The other story line is about how the step mom takes her two sons for an arctic dog sledding adventure. I really enjoyed the story about the daughter, I thought it was realistic how the daughter fought with the tension within herself as she comes to grips with her new family and her fledging relationship with her mother. I am not sure who this book is intended for as the two story lines, although connected by one family, reach for two different audiences.

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